Fort Hood soldier convicted of murder

January 22, 2010 6:58:47 AM PST
A Fort Hood soldier has been convicted of murder for an April 2008 off-post drive-by shooting during an apparent argument. The penalty phase was scheduled Friday in Belton for 25-year-old Reid Mark Paoloni of Killeen. The victim was 18-year-old Christopher Wall Jr.

Jurors on Thursday convicted Paoloni in a case that investigators say began with a conversation at a gas station between Paoloni, riding in a vehicle, and passengers in another car. Wall was the driver of the second car.

Paoloni surrendered several months after the shooting.